The room actually came together pretty easily this time, primarily because we're having our third boy and we don't really need anything new. We still had the old crib (a lovely custom-made piece from a past client), a classic white Pottery Barn changing table, super-functional Ikea bookcase, and a neutral sofa left over from a home staging project. The sofa had been hanging out in the room when it was a playroom, and since I had no other place to put it, it stayed. Hopefully it will feel useful for middle-of-the-night feedings, snuggling with baby, and hanging out during play time.
This might surprise some of you, but I didn't even repaint the walls. The room already had blue and green stripes from the time it served as my second son's nursery. I sort of figured it was good enough and left the walls as-is. The only thing that is really new in there is the graphic patterned rug. I purchased it for another room, then decided I liked it better in the nursery. I can already see how this works--when you're the third born, you get all the left-overs and hand-me-downs. I'm going to have to make a conscious effort to make sure there are moments when the third child gets things that are new and fresh, "just because."
So anyway, I'm feeling good about having the baby's room ready three months before the due date, and now I have time on my hands, or at least nesting instincts in need of an outlet. Consequently, I've moved on to other areas....the kitchen, my office and the family room, to name a few. In the coming weeks, I will try to share some sneak peeks into the progress being made in those areas. Hopefully we'll have things ship shape by the time the little man makes his big debut.
As a side note, I think my boys are more excited about the fact that the Seahawks are playing in the Superbowl this Sunday than they are about the impending arrival of a little one. I'm sure they will turn the new guy (our little rookie), into a proper fan in no time. They're even suggesting baby names that have a familiar ring to them: Marshawn, Tarvaris, Golden, Russell, etc. Hmmm...not quite what I had in mind. They also have the baby's jersey picked out--a Christmas gift that now seems even more appropriate.